Last week legendary grindcore pioneers Napalm Death released their sixteenth album 'Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism' to high acclaim, continuing to push the boundaries of heavy music with their far-reaching and multi-layered approach. In the run up to the release the band revealed a video for their hard-hitting single 'A Bellyful of Salt and Spleen', which highlights the ignorance of many against those who traverse continents in search of sanctuary. We caught up with vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway to find out more, including the writing process, themes, and behind-the-scenes stories.
When we all look back on the year 2020, its probably not going to be a year many of us want to remember much about. It’s a year that has lead a lot of people to despair, defeatism and rage. If you were on the lookout for a record that unapologetically channels that feeling, grindcore God-emperors Napalm Death may have just given us exactly what your looking for.